I’m in the midst of prepping for my “Fanciful Flowers” workshop taking place tomorrow evening.
It’s part of a special event being offered to the women at my church.
I don’t know a single one of the 10 women signed up for my class.
I’m guessing they are on the adventurous side since my blurb for the class described using a myriad of mixed media to create their own vase of fanciful flowers.
I’m hoping everyone can enjoy our two hours to just cut loose and be creative.

To set the mood,
I’m going to kick off our session with 10 quotes.
I intend for these to act as both ice breaker and encouragement.
These quotes resonated so strongly with me,
that I just had to pause a moment to share them with you.
(Aside:  I’m 99% confident I’ve correctly credited quotes, but apologies now if I messed anything up).
Without further ado:

Quote #1
Creativity takes courage
– Henri Matisse

Quote #2
Practicing art,
no matter how well or how badly,
is a way to make your soul grow.
-Kurt Vonnegut

Quote #3
Go and make mistakes.
Make amazing mistakes.
Make glorious and fantastic mistakes.
Don’t freeze, don’t stop,
don’t worry it’s not good enough or isn’t perfect.
– Neil Gaiman

Quote #4
When I haven’t any blue,
I use red.
– Pablo Picasso

Quote #5
When we stop fearing failure,
We start being artists.
– Ann Voskamp

Quote #6
It doesn’t matter how the paint is put on,
as long as something is said.
– Jackson Pollock

Quote #7
I don’t think about art when I’m working.
I try to think about life.
– Jean-Michel Basquiat

Quote #8
If you’re always trying to be normal,
you’ll never know how amazing you can be.
– Maya Angelou

Quote #9
I paint flowers so they will not die.
– Frida Kahlo

Quote #10
Creativity is contagious,
pass it on.
– Albert Einstein

All 10 quotes speak so strongly to me.
Hope you get something from them as well.
And now back to class prep…
Wish me luck tomorrow night!